WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,892 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:School of Business and Economics
Campus:Nairobi Campus
Application Deadline: November 2021
Programme Overview

The purpose of the accounting major is to prepare persons who are serving or intend to serve as accountants in public and private sector organizations. The programme is designed to produce dependable, reliable, dedicated and efficient executives and entrepreneurs, capable of performing accounting duties with undoubted honesty.

Requirements for Graduation:
To graduate a student must complete a total of 132 hours: 30 hours of general courses, 57 hours or core commerce courses, 39 hours of accounting courses and 6 hours of electives.

*Specifically, the goals of the major are:
– To develop in the student an understanding of the major areas of accounting, economics, quantitative methods, management information systems, computer applications, statistics, marketing, costing, auditing and business law.
– To prepare the student to apply the principles learned in the performance of accounting duties, upon completion of the course, and to apply Christian principles of integrity, dependability and honesty in the performance of such duties.
– To enable the student to be in a position to take up any other alternative job, such as the job of auditor, treasurer, tax assessor, supplies officer, teacher of business subjects or development coordinator in a church or a public or private sector organization.
– To prepare the student to be of service to voluntary organizations such as churches and welfare organizations in the field of accounting in his/her spare time; and
– To prepare interested, capable students for postgraduate studies in business.


Course Modules:
– Financial Accounting II (3 Credit Hours)
– Intermediate Accounting I (3 Credit Hours)
– Intermediate Accounting II (3 Credit Hours)
– Cost Accounting (3 Credit Hours)
– Taxation I (3 Credit Hours)
– Auditing I (3 Credit Hours)
– Advanced Accounting (3 Credit Hours)
– Auditing II (3 Credit Hours)
– Management Accounting II (3 Credit Hours)
– Taxation II (3 Credit Hours)
– Computerized Accounting (3 Credit Hours)
– Operations Research (3 Credit Hours)
– Practicum, or ACC 498: Senior Project (4 Credit Hours)

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Bachelor of Commerce must fulfil entry requirements that apply to all Daystar undergraduate students, i.e. (a minimum of C+ in KCSE, or 5 credits in IGCSE; or 2 principal passes in A level; or division 2 in GCE or 50% from other countries). In addition, they must have obtained at least a Grade of C (plain) in Mathematics.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Daystar admission forms are collected from either Athi-River campus or the Nairobi campus. On completion, the form is handed back to the registrar office with a fee of KSh. 2,000 which is not refundable. Deadlines for the application are; 30th November, 30th April and 31st July for January, May and August intakes respectively. Other required documents are:
– Two recent passport size photos for Kenyan student and four for international students all having names at the back
– Secondary, post-secondary, university or college certificates.
– Financial Information Sheet (Foreign students need to include a financial letter from sponsor guaranteeing payment)
– Completed student information sheet and copy of your passport (For foreign students only).

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for Accounting include:

– Chartered accountant
– Chartered certified accountant
– Chartered management accountant
– Chartered public finance accountant
– Company secretary
– External auditor
– Forensic accountant
– Stockbroker
– Actuary
– Arbitrator
– Business development manager
– Data analyst
– Economist
– Licensed conveyancer
– Management consultant
– Mortgage adviser
– Purchasing manager
– Retail banker
– Tax adviser

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $1,892
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,947

*Tuition fees per year for Kenyan Students = 205,120KES
*Tuition fees per year for Foreign Students= 211,120KES

International Students pay an additional 6000KES (Day students), 8000KES (Boarding Students) of orientation fees to the normal tuition fees.

All fees for each semester are payable in advance or before the date of registration by bankers cheque or direct bank deposit. The University does not accept cash payments or money orders. In order to assist sponsors who cannot raise full fees, the University allows payment of tuition and hostel fees in four equal monthly instalments from the first day of the semester. Sponsors wishing to pay the fees by instalments must apply to the Finance Manager before the semester begins.

Relevant Contact

Dr Samuel Muiruri Muriithi
Head of Department, Commerce
Dr Evans Amata
Dean, School of Business & Economics
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries